|Writer||Mel Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, Al Uger|
|Starring||Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise|
|47th Academy Awards|
Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, and Al Uger, and was based on Bergman's story and draft .
- Best Film Editing — John C. Howard, Danford Greene
- Best Original Song — "Blazing Saddles" by John Morris, Mel Brooks
- Best Supporting Actress — Madeline Kahn
There is a town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.